My mother was catheterized with an in dwelling catheter several years ago as she was not able to empty her bladder and she was constantly requesting to go to the bathroom. She is currently having chronic UTI's. Although we have used several antibiotics for UTI's, none have resolved the infection. She has been on a maintenance dose of Bactrim or at least a year.
Is anyone familiar with this situation and, if so, what are other options? Have read of Supra Pubic catheters and would be interested to hear if others are using them and how they compare to in dwelling catheters. Are there antibiotics available other than Cipro, Amoxicillin, Augmentin, and Cefuroxime that can be tried?